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Working in partnership

We are proud to have strong and trusted partnerships with local authorities (LAs) in north London and Hertfordshire, for general housing needs and Care and Support services. We are involved in Local Strategic Partnerships and community safety initiatives and work with community-focused organisations to jointly provide activities for residents.

The Connected Partnership

We are part of a three-way partnership agreement with Octavia Housing Association and Shepherds Bush Housing Association. This strengthens the individual organisations as it enables us to pool our skills, expertise and resources to manage our development programmes and funding bids effectively with the Homes and Communities Agency. Our collaboration runs wider to include joint procurement of supplies and services, giving us each greater value for money in the things we buy, training and sharing of best practice.

Friends of Origin Housing

Friends of Origin Housing is an independent registered charity which provides financial assistance to support our residents and customers. The charity's main activity is to provide funding for essential household items necessary for people to stay in their homes. This has helped many of our residents over the years and continue to be an important support for new tenants. According to Turn2Us, one in seven households are without essential appliances and the cost of furniture is continuing to increase so this support for our residents is incredibly useful.

In 2022-23, Friends of Origin Housing are also funding an intergenerational project that aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation. It will involve a range of activities like weekend lunches, talks, pampering sessions along with arts and crafts to facilitate bringing the older and younger generations closer together.

If you would like support with essential household items, please speak to your Neighbourhood Manager, Support Worker or Scheme Manager, or contact our Customer Resolution Team.

If you are interested finding out more about the intergenerational project or want to be involved, please contact our Community Development Team on 0300 323 0325 or email community.development@originhousing.org.uk
Find out more about Friends of Origin or to donate so they can continue to provide vital support to Origin residents that need it, please visit https://www.sphfriends.org/.

NHS Trusts

We have particular expertise in providing housing for health workers as part of our key-worker housing activities. We work in partnership with NHS Trusts to  offer short term and specialist housing, as well as more traditional longer term housing for rent at intermediate levels to support  local hospitals, namely North Middlesex Hospital in Enfield, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn and Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

Placeshapers Group

We are a founding member of Placeshapers Group, a network of housing associations who share a common ethos. Members have the following values in common and work individually and collectively to promote them:

put residents and customers at the heart of what we do;
be more than a simple landlord because we care about the people and places where we work; recognise and support LA partners strategically and operationally; believe in the strength and benefits of a strong, independent and diverse not-for-profit sector.

For more information about Placeshapers, please visit www.placeshapers.org.

Development partnerships

We form strong and effective partnerships with others to build new homes. We work with trusted contractors who adhere to our own high standards and which provide value for money without compromising on quality.

To find out more please contact Gareth Jones, Development Director (gareth.jones@originhousing.org.uk) or Bulbul Ali, Head of New Business bulbul.ali@originhousing.org.uk

Community Development partnerships

We value the contribution other organisations can make in providing specialist services to our residents. Our Community Development team work closely with local and national groups and charities to ensure that we can deliver a wide range of enhanced opportunities and activities to strengthen communities and empower individuals. Their initiatives aim to:

  • help people fulfil their potential, raising confidence and self esteem;
  • seek employment, training or volunteering opportunities;
  • enhance the local environment;
  • combat loneliness and isolation, particularly among older and vulnerable people.

To find out more about the work of our Community Development team, you can contact our team by email on community.development@originhousing.org.uk.